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Imaging for Back and Joint Pain: Overuse Is an International Problem

Australian primary care docs love to order scans, just like their American counterparts

Jul 07, 2023
A CT scan of the spine of a senior male.
Opioids No Better for Acute Neck and Back Pain Than Non-Opioid Treatment

Australian trial finds no difference in pain scores over 6 weeks

Jun 29, 2023
A photo of white pills spilled from overturned prescription bottles.
We're Treating Low Back Pain All Wrong

Let's reexamine the current approach to treatment

Apr 14, 2023
A photo of a mature man sitting on the edge of his bed and holding his painful back.
Taltz Safety, Efficacy Stay Robust in Spondyloarthritis at 3 Years

Benefits appear durable for patients in a long-term extension

Feb 21, 2023
A photo of a Taltz injection pen over MRI images of sacroiliac articulation
Phase III Trials Back Bimekizumab for Spondyloarthritis

More good news for novel biologic

Jan 17, 2023
 A photo of a man self-injecting medication into his stomach fat.
Advent-Themed Exercise; Substance Use and Road Accidents

Also in TTHealthWatch: diagnostic errors in the emergency department

Dec 26, 2022
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Spinal Cord Stimulators for Chronic Pain May Not Live Up to the Hype

Retrospective study finds no reduction in opioid use vs conventional medical management

Nov 28, 2022
An x-ray image of an implanted spinal cord stimulator.
Spine Surgeon Explains Carson Daly's Back Surgery

The television host recently underwent an ALIF procedure after suffering back pain for decades

Nov 17, 2022
The YouTube thumbnail with Antonio Webb, MD, a photo of Carson Daly and the words: SPINE METAL CAGE
Chronic Pain: Opioids No Longer Treatment of Choice

Nondrug therapies increased markedly in wake of 2016 CDC guidance

Nov 07, 2022
 A photo of a senior man wincing in pain as a physicial therapist stretches his neck muscles.
Graded Sensorimotor Retraining Improved Chronic Low Back Pain

Randomized trial shows that guided movement sessions can lessen pain

Aug 02, 2022
A photo of a woman receiving shortwave diathermy for lower back pain.
Trial: Rinvoq Effective for Biologic-Refractory Ankylosing Spondylitis

Data helped drug to gain recent label expansion

Jul 05, 2022
A photo of a bottle of Rinvoq over an x-ray image of ankylosing spondylitis
Young Rheum Patients Face Big Hurdles at Work

Most report they don't receive necessary accommodations at critical point in career path

Jun 30, 2022
A close up of a woman applying a cold pack to her wrist over her laptop.
Is Physical Therapy a Solution to the Epidemic of Unnecessary Surgery?

Physical therapy should be considered early on in the treatment conversation

May 23, 2022
A male physical therapist stretches the leg of his mature male patient.
Cannabis Linked to Less Opioid Use in Back Pain, Osteoarthritis

Usage fell by almost 40% in 6 months, although it's not clear if medical pot was the reason

Mar 26, 2022
AAOS over a photo of McCormick Place in Chicago, IL
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